When a child has a developmental disability, it impacts the whole family. Siblings of special needs children in particular often have to deal with an environment where they receive less attention then they’re used to or where more is expected of them. It can be difficult for them to come to grips with this challenging new environment. Other members of the extended family might want to provide support and help lighten the burden they often don’t know how. Sometimes their help and advice they give can do more harm than good despite their best intentions. The family life section tackles these issues head on, focusing on providing information on how to maintain a happy and healthy family while including your child with special needs.
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